Children of Bronx military families in need to receive toys donated to annual toy drive
Saturday, December 15; Noon – 3pm
On Saturday, Dec. 15, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. and officials from WCS’s Bronx Zoo will join Santa and Mrs. Claus at the Bronx Zoo to distribute toys to local Bronx military families in need this holiday season.
This event has become an annual tradition in the Bronx. The partnership between the Bronx Zoo and the Borough President is in its ninth year. The Bronx Zoo serves as a collection point for new, unwrapped toys donated by members of the community for distribution to families of veterans and active duty members of the military.
As a holiday treat for those in attendance, Santa and Mrs. Claus will be on hand for photo opportunities and to help give away the toys.
Donations of new, unwrapped toys will continue to be accepted at all five of WCS’s wildlife parks in New York City through Dec. 31. Those who make a qualifying donation will receive a free ticket to the Bronx Zoo or New York Aquarium depending on the drop-off location.*
Saturday, Dec. 15, 2018; Noon to 3pm
Distribution of toys donated to Bronx Borough President’s annual holiday toy drive
Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr.
John F. Calvelli, WCS Executive Vice President, Public Affairs
Local Bronx military veterans and families
Santa and Mrs. Claus
WCS’s Bronx Zoo
Schiff Family Great Hall
2300 Southern Boulevard
Bronx, NY 10460
MEDIA NOTE(S): Media who wish to attend the event should contact Max Pulsinelli at 718-220-5182 or firstname.lastname@example.org so that parking and in-park transportation can be arranged.
* Disclaimer: ONE general admission ticket to the Bronx Zoo will be provided for a donation of one new, unwrapped toy at the Bronx Zoo, Central Park Zoo, or Queens Zoo. ONE general admission ticket to the New York Aquarium will be provided for a donation of one new, unwrapped toy at the New York Aquarium or Prospect Park Zoo. Limit of four tickets per family, valid 1/01/19–6/30/19. All WCS decisions final. Promotion available from 11/5/18 - 12/31/18. May not be combined with any other offer.
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